|American Cinematheque presents...
SNEAK PREVIEW! New Indie Feature!!
available 30 days in advance.
SCHEDULE (by series)
SCHEDULE (by date)
Thursday, March 29 7:30 PM
"An eerie, insinuating tale of urban dread and mental breakdown ... casts a vivid, expressionistic spell" -- Variety
Special Sneak Preview Director Alex Winter & Cast In-Person!!
FEVER, 2001, 95
min. One of the most intriguing indie features to come along in a long while, FEVER is a
Dostoyevsky-like portrait of urban paranoia and isolation set in the outer boroughs of New
York City, where a frustrated young painting teacher, Nick (Henry Thomas) lives in
a weird, Polanski-esque tenement with a temperamental Polish landlord and a possibly
homicidal upstairs neighbor (David OHara) who seems to come and go at will. When the
landlord turns up dead, Nick finds himself doubting the sanity and motives of everyone
around him, in an increasingly terrifying spiral of ambiguity and suspicion. The second
feature from writer/director Alex Winter (best known for his co-starring role in
BILL & TEDS EXCELLENT ADVENTURE and his award-winning music videos and
commercials), FEVER manages to be both a compelling portrait of a tormented artist
struggling to survive in the modern world, and a subtle, claustrophobic thriller.
Co-starring Teri Hatcher, Marisol Padilla Sanchez (TRAFFIC, BEFORE NIGHT FALLS) and
Bill Duke. "An arresting example of what a talented filmmaker can accomplish
with the sparest of means ... each scene is a further accretion of terror and
uncertainty." A.O. Scott, New York Times. [FEVER will open
theatrically in L.A. on Friday, March 30 at Laemmles Sunset 5 (8000
Sunset Boulevard (corner of Crescent Heights and Sunset) in West Hollywood.
The phone number for recorded information is 323/848-3500).
FEVER will screen on Friday, March 30 and Saturday,
Discussion following with director Alex Winter, actresses Teri Hatcher & Marisol Padilla Sanchez, actors Bill Duke and David O'Hara.